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October 20, 2014

Serena Williams won the opening match of the 2014 WTA Finals on Monday, cruising past Serbian Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 for her 16th consecutive victory. The performance was a relief for the American who had withdrawn from her previous two tournaments with injuries.

October 17, 2014

Nikolay Davydenko, who rose as high as number three in the world, has officially announced his retirement from the sport of tennis. The 33-year-old Russian confirmed his retirement as he stood on the sidelines of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

October 16, 2014

Rafael Nadal’s coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, has confirmed that the 28-year old Spaniard will not play in the ATP World Tour Finals next month. A report broke yesterday indicating there was a possibility that Nadal could miss the tournament because of his appendicitis, and Toni Nadal confirmed it Thursday.

October 16, 2014

Canadian Milos Raonic was ousted in the second-round of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday, falling to Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. 

October 16, 2014

Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing accusations of corruption following the revelation of Internet conversations that were printed in the Italian media on Wednesday.

October 15, 2014

The National Prize Money One-on-One Doubles® Tournament and Live rockin’ blues concert will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Sunday, Nov. 9 from 2:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. One-on-One Doubles, considered the Third Game of Tennis, is sanctioned for tournament play with USTA Florida and USTA Eastern. The Tournament will coincide with a live, rockin’ blues concert by recording artists, the F&G Blues band.

October 14, 2014

The new WTA rankings came out on Monday and, as has been the case, Serena Williams remained atop the Women’s Singles chart at number one. This will be the 210th week the American has been number one in the world, surpassing Martina Hingis’ for the fourth-most all time.

October 14, 2014

The USTA Eastern Metro Region Board would like to congratulate our grant recipients for this year. These community organizations and programs support and participate in our mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis in the Metro Region.

October 13, 2014

Roger Federer defeated Gilles Simon 7-6(6), 7-6(2) to capture the Shanghai Masters title on Sunday. The tournament in Shanghai was one of the few that Federer had yet to win in his career, and Sunday’s victory marks the 23rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title of his career.

October 13, 2014

Maui Jim has hit the ground running with a line of sunglasses that set the pace for the company’s next level of eyewear for athletic performance. 

October 10, 2014

While the Shanghai Rolex Masters has been a tournament full of upsets with a number of top seeds falling early, it will feature a semifinal match between two of the best players the sport has ever seen. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and third-seeded Roger Federer will face off in the semifinals on Saturday after both men rolled in their respective quarterfinal matches on Friday.

October 10, 2014

A closer look at the area’s top clubs, including: Centercourt Performance Tennis Center; Go! Tennis; Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club; Midtown Tennis Club; New York Tennis Club; Roosevelt Island Racquet Club; Sportime Randall’s Island, home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy; Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park; USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center; and West Side Tennis Club.

October 9, 2014

David Ferrer boosted his chances of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals by defeating fellow contender Andy Murray at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. The Spaniard came back to beat the Scot 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 to move into the Shanghai quarterfinals, and jump ahead of Murray in the Race to London standings.

October 9, 2014

The USTA has announced the launch of the Australian Open Wild Card Challenge. New for this year, the Wild Card Challenge will utilize the USTA Pro Circuit to award wild cards into the 2015 Australian Open.

October 8, 2014

Andy Murray was one of the few big names to move on in Shanghai Wednesday defeating Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz 7-5, 6-2 to push into the third-round of the Masters tournament.

October 8, 2014

A day after deciding to take antibiotics and play through a bout of appendicitis rather than opt for surgery, second-ranked Spaniard Rafael Nadal saw his Shangai Masters tournament run come to an end at the hands of his fellow countryman Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

October 7, 2014

Andy Murray was the lone seeded player not to lose at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday as the Scot defeated Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-1, 7-5.

October 7, 2014

Rafael Nadal says he will play in the Shanghai Masters this week, despite having appendicitis. After feeling pain in his abdomen late Saturday night, Nadal went to the doctor where they confirmed that he had the early stages of appendicitis.

October 7, 2014

Legendary tennis instructor Vic Braden passed away Monday from a heart attack at the age of 85. Braden was famous for his “Laugh and Win” style of teaching which brought a number of people to pick up the game of tennis.

October 6, 2014

Novak Djokovic simply does not lose in Beijing. The top-ranked Serb won his fifth China Open title on Sunday, rolling past Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2 to capture the championship and improve to 24-0 in his career at the tournament.

October 6, 2014

Arriving at stores just in time for the holiday season, Maui Jim is adding to its portfolio of glamorous round sunglasses for women. Kalena joins Maile and Nalani in a collection of sunglasses that are dressed up with angles that hint of butterfly wings. 

October 6, 2014

Kei Nishikori continued his excellent play on the Asian swing as he defeated fourth-seeded Milos Raonic 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4 to win the Japan Open on Sunday. The victory comes on the heels of his title at the Malaysian Open the week prior, and is his fourth title on the tour this season.

October 6, 2014

Maria Sharapova won yet another three-set battle on Sunday, defeating the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to capture the China Open title. 

October 3, 2014

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will meet for the 23rd time when the two battle it out in the China Open semifinals on Saturday. Both players notched victories in their respective quarterfinal matches Friday to add one more chapter to the already stories rivalry between the Scot and the Serb.